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FIRST ALERT: Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon, evening

By Patrick Phillips | April 23, 2020 at 5:40 AM EDT - Updated April 23 at 1:15 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Much of the Lowcountry is under the threat of severe weather that will be moving in after lunch Thursday.

But Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine says there is some good news as the Storm Prediction Center has lowered the Lowcountry’s risk for severe storms as the path of the strongest storms seems to have been pushed further south.

As of 1 p.m. Thursday, there were no tornado or severe thunderstorm watches or warnings for any Lowcountry counties.

Meteorologists say the the biggest threats from the worst of the storms will be damaging winds at speeds of up to 70 mph, hail and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

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The storm system is expected to move in at around 2 p.m. Thursday and is expected to move out by 8 p.m., he said.

The highest tornado risk appears to be across inland areas.

There will also be a moderate risk for rip currents from 8 a.m. through Thursday evening.

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Photo: Live 5 News

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